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  • Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston is the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project's goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. The heart ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-08-13
  • Negrura Peruana

    Negrura Peruana of Hartford, Connecticut, performs Afro-Peruvian songs, music, and dance of Peru's African and criollo population at the Library of Congress, October 12, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 12, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Negrura Peruana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • The Evolution of Welsh Music

    Musician Gwilym Morus discusses the aspects of Welsh culture, the history of the Welsh folk tradition and performs some pieces of modern folk music.

    • Contributor: Morus, Gwilym
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-12-15
  • Interview with Rosanne Wagner, Naples, Italy, December 2, 2001 (part 1 of 2)

    • Contributor: Wagner, Rosanne - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-12-02
  • Martha Prescod Norman Noonan oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Cockeysville, Maryland, 2013-03-18.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Noonan, Martha P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-18

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  • Facing the Music: Traditional Culture and Copyright

    To what extent should copyright law protect the use and exploitation of traditional culture belonging to indigenous communities? Today's copyright law sadly overlooks and, arguably, discriminates against the interests of the authors of indigenous or traditional musical works - including folk music. As a single example, copyright law asserts that a work must, in effect, be written down for it to be copyrightable; this ...

    • Contributor: Bachner, Bryan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-05-31
  • The Quebe Sisters Band: Texas Fiddle & Swing

    Concert by the Quebe Sisters Band, composed of Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee), who all sing and play the fiddle, and the Clark twins, Penny Lea (guitar and mandolin) and Katy Lou (banjo, piano and accordion). They perform a refreshing blend of Texas-style fiddling, vintage country, bluegrass and jazz and swing standards.

    • Contributor: Quebe Sisters Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-08-20
  • Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 73 min | Homegrown Concert Series (Source). August 16, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Defender Wilson, Mary Louise - Bear, Keith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Catalog Record

    The southern journey of Alan Lomax : words, photographs, and music, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Tom Piazza discussed his new book, The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and Music, on February 20, 2013, in a lecture sponsored by Library of Congress Center for the Book and the American Folklife Center. The book was published by the Library of Congress in association with W.W. Norton & Company in 2013, with an introduction by folklorist William R. Ferris, and ...

    • Contributor: Piazza, Tom
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Don't Say It Can't Be Done

    videorecording | videorecording ; 5 min | Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Kevin Doyle: Irish Step Dance

    Performance by Irish step dancer Kevin Doyle.

    • Contributor: Doyle, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-18
  • Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers

    The Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

    • Contributor: Navajo Dancers, Dineh Tah
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-16
  • Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 5

    The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. This session covered sharing resources and featured Helena Zinkham, Melanie J. Meyers, Elaine Bradtke, Cynthia Byrd, Caroline Muglia and D.A. Sonneborn.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-27
  • John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, 2013-06-28.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Dudley, John F. - Dove, Samuel - Jarmon, Charles - Suggs, Frances L - Suggs, Harold - Stewart, Eleanor
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-28

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  • Branding, Ninety-Six Ranch

    • Contributor: Northrup, Tex - Stewart, Leslie J. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Smock, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1979-10-16
  • Challenges of Designing the Roud Folk Song Index

    Steve Roud discusses his work compiling The Folk Song Index, an online index to all the traditional folksongs of the English-speaking world. The Folk Song Index is a freely-available online database which lists English-language traditional songs collected in Britain, North America, and Australia, whether found in books, sound recordings, or unpublished collections. Entries include details of the song title and first line, name of ...

    • Contributor: Roud, Steve - Roud, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-04-14
  • William S. Leventhal oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in El Segundo, California, 2013-04-13.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Leventhal, Willy S. (Willy Siegel)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-13

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  • Marilyn Luper Hildreth oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2011-05-24.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-24

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  • The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-14
  • The Baler

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Nichols, Jesse "Tex - Purser, Margaret Sermons
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1982-07-10
  • Negrura Peruana

    Negrura Peruana perform Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Peruana, Negrura
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005-10-12
  • Interview with Sarah Campbell, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

    • Contributor: Campbell, Sarah - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-19
  • Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 17, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Flippen, Benton - Smokey Valley Boys - Clifton, Verlen - Brown, Paul - Bode, Frank
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • From Oral Tradition to Critical Edition: The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Folk Music and Drama

    This lecture showcases the variety and importance of the James Madison Carpenter Collection, which has been digitized and is intended for online presentation as part of the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. The talk describes some of the editorial challenges facing the James Madison Carpenter Project team as they prepare a critical edition of the collection.

    • Contributor: Bishop, Julia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-04-23
  • Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Americans During World War II (Morning Session)

    The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society will co-host a special commemorative program honoring Asian Pacific American heroism during World War II. This session of the symposium includes Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba's overview of the war in the Pacific Theater, Anna Chennault's recollection of her life with the Flying Tigers and Poet Vince ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-26